, Volume 67, Issue 7, pp 1594–1600 | Cite as

Microbial-Influenced Corrosion of Corten Steel Compared with Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel in Oily Wastewater by Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  • Hamidreza MansouriEmail author
  • Seyed Abolhasan Alavi
  • Meysam Fotovat


The microbial corrosion behavior of three important steels (carbon steel, stainless steel, and Corten steel) was investigated in semi petroleum medium. This work was done in modified nutrient broth (2 g nutrient broth in 1 L oily wastewater) in the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and mixed culture (as a biotic media) and an abiotic medium for 2 weeks. The behavior of corrosion was analyzed by spectrophotometric and electrochemical methods and at the end was confirmed by scanning electron microscopy. The results show that the degree of corrosion of Corten steel in mixed culture, unlike carbon steel and stainless steel, is less than P. aeruginosa inoculated medium because some bacteria affect Corten steel less than other steels. According to the experiments, carbon steel had less resistance than Corten steel and stainless steel. Furthermore, biofilm inhibits separated particles of those steels to spread to the medium; in other words, particles get trapped between biofilm and steel.


Corrosion Rate Carbon Steel Mixed Culture Extracellular Polymeric Substance Nutrient Broth 
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The authors wish to thank Dr. Aboozar Taheri from Lamerd branch of Islamic Azad University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamidreza Mansouri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Seyed Abolhasan Alavi
    • 1
  • Meysam Fotovat
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering, Science and Research Branch of TehranIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Development & Engineering Management DepartmentSouth Pars Gas Complex CompanyAssaluyehIran

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